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Re: [nafex] Re: Spring pruning - apple and grape

Stick to SHORT spurs with Canadice - 2 buds each.  This variety is very
fruitful and it's very easy to overcrop it, which reduces fruit quality and
the wood won't harden well.  It's not even a bad idea to remove a few flower
clusters, but do it just AFTER fruit set.  It has such tight clusters that
if you remove them before they bloom, the remaining ones set that much
Cane pruning is not a good idea with this variety as it's even easier to
overcrop it that way.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, unusual fruits, writing, consulting, more, at
http://www.hevanet.com/lonrom  See new additions to the site, Feb. 2001,
plus word on my grape book.

>From: "Christopher Mauchline" <mauch1@aol.com>
>To: nafex@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [nafex] Re: Spring pruning - apple and grape
>Date: Tue, Mar 20, 2001, 6:49 AM

>As an extremely rough approximation, Lambrusca (Concord et al.) 
>grapes are better adapted to cane pruning, and Vinifera respond well 
>to spur pruning.  I don't know the pedigree of Canadice, but it 
>appears to me to have some Lambrusca heritage, but it responds well 
>to spur pruning (but I think it would do equally well cane pruned). 
>My Canadice are spur pruned.

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